Characteristics of A.I. Programs
- Symbolic Reasoning: reasoning about objects represented by
symbols, and their properties and relationships, not just numerical
- Knowledge: General principles are stored in the program and used
for reasoning about novel situations.
- Search: a ``weak method'' for finding a solution to a problem
when no direct method exists. Problem: combinatoric explosion of
- Flexible Control: Direction of processing can be changed
by changing facts in the environment.